Certified Commercial Investment Member
The Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation is conferred upon commercial real estate leaders who have a proven record of success in the field and have demonstrated a mastery of financial, market, and investment analysis. CCIM designees come from a variety of professional backgrounds including asset management, brokerage, banking, development, property management, law, and accounting.
Many professionals go on to earn the CCIM pin, commercial real estate’s most coveted credential, which represents proven expertise in investment analysis. Since 1967, more than 20,000 professionals have completed the core designation program. Today, fewer than 10 percent of commercial real estate investors and advisers currently wear the CCIM pin, making them the go-to experts in their respective markets. Industry research has shown that CCIM designees significantly outperform non-designated professionals across key metrics, including compensation.
CCIM New Mexico was founded in 1973 and has 80 members. CCIM New Mexico assists CARNM members who are interested in seeking the national Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.
Monthly Deal Making Sessions
*All in-person meetings have transitioned to virtual or hybrid due to current health orders.*
Time: First Wednesday of each month | 7:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Location: CNM Workforce Training Center | 5600 Eagle Rock NE; Suite 101
The first Wednesday of each month CCIM New Mexico hosts a breakfast Deal Making Session. The general meeting is open to all CCIM New Mexico and CARNM members and offers a great opportunity to hear about new properties on the market and to network with other commercial real estate professionals. If you would like to bring a guest, please review our Guest Fee Policy beforehand.
The general meeting begins at 7:45 a.m. and generally runs until 9:00 a.m. Members make presentations of properties for sale briefly describing the properties and their features. These presentations are coordinated by CCIM New Mexico and must be scheduled in advance. The April and October meetings are in a Forum format and no properties are presented.
Regional: CCIM by Region (Support Region 2)
Online: (Click here for a full listing of courses):
These courses comprise the education component of the CCIM designation requirements:
- CI 101: Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate
This course is a prerequisite for CI 103-CI 104 and will provide you with a foundation of practical financial analysis skills you need to succeed in the following courses and in the field.
- CI 102: Market Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate
Analyze investment factors for each of four major property types: office, industrial, multifamily, and retail.
- Negotiations training
Eight hours of training on the CCIM Interest-Based Negotiations Model is required before going on to CI 103 and CI 104. This requirement can be completed through the online Preparing to Negotiate course or the one-day classroom course Commercial Real Estate Negotiations.
- CI 103: User Decision Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate
Utilize market and financial analysis skills for user space decisions, and apply cost-of-occupancy models for ownership and leasing.
- CI 104: Investment Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate
Optimize investment returns and effectively forecast investment performance by quantifying real estate risk.
- Online Ethics Course
This course provides relevant information about the CCIM Code and Standards of Practice of CCIM Institute and fulfills the CCIM Designation Curriculum requirement and NAR Code of Ethics requirement.
The elective credit requirement can be fulfilled with courses offered by the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies.
CCIM NM Scholarships
Scholarship Program Guidelines:
- Each applicant should be able to demonstrate a commitment to a commercial real estate career.
- Each applicant should be able to demonstrate active involvement as a dues-paying member with CCIM New Mexico, including attendance at meetings and voluntary positions.
- Each applicant will be a Candidate in good standing with both the National CCIM Association and the New Mexico Chapter of CCIM (candidacy does not apply to applicants pursuing CI 101).
Chapter scholarships are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Chapter Board of Directors and as funds are available.
More About CCIM
The CCIM movement began more than 40 years ago with commercial real estate practitioners who wanted to elevate their business practices through focused education and networking opportunities. Still today, education and networking remain the cornerstones of the CCIM designation and the reason for its success. The CCIM Institute confers the CCIM designation, established to recognize an individual as an expert in commercial real estate, and is an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR).
Established by the California Association of REALTORS in 1954 under the name Certified Property Exchanger (CPE), the CCIM designation took on national significance in 1967 under administration by a division of the National Association of REALTORS. In 1969, the designation was renamed Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). A council was established to administer the designation, and in 1991 it was granted institute status as an affiliate of NAR. Now, with more than 19,000 members in 33 countries and 61 chapters worldwide the CCIM Institute has emerged as a truly global organization.